My God Lily

by Amy Turn Sharp







old friends and a testosterone play date
once a year we get together
we used to drink tall beers
smoke cigs
talk about love
nowadays we open juice boxes
control crowds
and marvel at what a year can do
growing
growing
growing
Ms Thing and I used to perform many dramatic dialogues back in cow town
we used to say things like
"Dooblehvay" and others would wrinkle foreheads
at least we always got each other
the boys enjoyed the day
but not nearly as much as me